Lead: For 400 years service men and women have fought to carve out and defend freedom and the civilization we know as America. This series on A Moment in Time (is presented by the people of _________ and) is devoted to the memory of those warriors, whose devotion gave, in the words of Lincoln at Gettysburg, the last full measure.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: By the late 1880s many of the Plains tribes had been forced onto reservations. With their main source of food, the buffalo, hunted to near extinction, hunger and disease were rampant. Mismanagement and corruption within the Bureau of Indian Affairs resulted in a lack of rations and supplies and overall poor living conditions. In the wake of hopelessness and despair, a religious movement spread through Indian encampments throughout the west.